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Meyer's Parrot bites when I stop petting her

Discussion in 'Behavior Byway' started by LenisLupus, 6/8/18.

  1. LenisLupus

    LenisLupus Checking out the neighborhood

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    My Meyer's Parrot, Delta, is 7 months old. She loves being pet. She seems to have a very dominant personality, so I try to limit the petting to use as a reward. She demands it so much that she has turned to biting me when I stop petting her. She was sitting on my shoulder earlier and I started petting her. When I stopped she started biting my neck, so I calmly placed her on her playstand and ignored her. She flew back to my shoulder, so I placed her back. She stayed there this time and I gave her a new toy. Later I had on my shoulder and pet her head, and when I stopped she bit my cheek. So I put her down, again. Another time I was petting her and the moment I stopped she bit my hand and did a grind and chew. Any suggestions? I am not sure what I am doing wrong. Should I not be petting her?
     
  2. Birdbabe

    Birdbabe Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    Bump!
     
  3. Porter

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    Time to limit shoulder time!
    She can't be trusted up there so don't let her up there.
     
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    Oh the grind & chew...they are masters at it. I'd say no shoulders now... Try to keep the upper hand or the meat grinder will make mincemeat...LOL

    Sorry really a new one as they mostly bite out of nowwhere but if its after a petting session then I would not pet her until you figure it out & can turn that around.
     
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